Hundreds of litres of heating oil have been stolen from
tanks across Devon and Cornwall in the last seven days,
From 8 to 15 March, the force received 14 reports where
between 100 and 750 litres of oil had been stolen.
People are being urged to fit good quality locks to tanks, secure gates and
consider lighting and CCTV to reduce the risk.
Police said 11 of the 14 thefts
were in Cornwall.
The installation of automatic gates, security lighting and CCTV can increase security of your premises. the costs of an installation can be less than the cost of replacing the stolen oil.